Vancouver, the greenest city in 2020!

Veemo™
Veemo™ will be rolling along the streets and bike lanes of Vancouver in 2017. Veemo™ are human-powered, enclosed from the weather, fully networked, and assisted by electric and solar power. It’s a car sharing program without the car.

Imagine a city without waste and pollution.

Vancouver target to derive 100% of the energy used in the city from renewable sources and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% below 2007 levels before 2050.  In order to reach this targets, the plan will be to reduce energy use and increase the use and the supply of renewable energy. Vancouver will focus on zero waste community, renewable buildings and renewable transportation. For example, improving the existing infrastructure to use it to its fullest potential, supporting increasing the amount of rooftop solar power generation, building new renewable energy infrastructure, switching to renewable forms of energy that are already available to us, increasing building insulation requirements, encouraging green economy, improving our bike network etc.

In order to encourage more people to ride their bikes to schools, community centers, transit stations, shopping and employment areas, Vancouver is upgrading and expanding its cycling network with low-stress, high quality routes. There are several supporting measures, such as public bike sharing system and installation of bicycle parking and air pump. In Vancouver, you can even take your bike almost everywhere in the public transportation with you: on the bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express, which can help you and your bike go further.

Let’s go further and greener!

Our preferred hotels in Vancouver

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 5

With more than 1,200 hotels certified in Canada since its inception in the 1990s, the Green Key Eco-Rating Program awards hotels an environmental rating of one to five Green Keys. Green Key members are then given guidance on how to “unlock” opportunities to reduce operating costs and environmental impacts – and in turn earn more keys. 

The Green Key audit looks at nine major areas of sustainable hotel operations: 
• Energy conservation
• Water conservation
• Solid waste management
• Hazardous waste management
• Indoor air quality
• Community outreach
• Building infrastructure
• Land use
• Environmental management

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Delta Vancouver Suites

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 4

Property’s Green Action

We set goals and policies to reduce energy and water consumption, catalyze our progress and review our performance. We also collaborate with suppliers to provide products that conserve energy, reduce and divert waste and are comprised of more sustainable materials. We encourage sustainability in our kitchens through actions such as purchasing organic and responsibly sourced food, planting herb gardens, sourcing cage-free eggs and sourcing seafood caught in a sustainable manner and recycling cooking oil.

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Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 4

Property’s Green Action

We set goals and policies to reduce energy and water consumption, catalyze our progress and review our performance. We also collaborate with suppliers to provide products that conserve energy, reduce and divert waste and are comprised of more sustainable materials. We encourage sustainability in our kitchens through actions such as purchasing organic and responsibly sourced food, planting herb gardens, sourcing cage-free eggs and sourcing seafood caught in a sustainable manner and recycling cooking oil.

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Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 5

Property’s Green Action

We are committed to purchasing local, organic, Fair Trade and sustainable food products wherever possible, including utilizing organic or bio-dynamic wines, local purveyors and on-site herb gardens. Our culinary operation operates a ‘fully scratch’ kitchen committed to creating everything in-house, allowing our chef’s to ensure every bite tastes exactly the way they want.

Eco features

Cruelty FREE bath products – Le Labo bath amenities – Eco-friendly bath amenities

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Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 5

Eco features

Electric car charging station

Vegetable garden

Cruelty FREE bath products

Le Labo bath amenities

Eco-friendly bath amenities

The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 4

Green Tourism Silver

Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) is the national sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK. Businesses are assessed by a qualified grading advisor against rigorous criteria in areas like:

• Energy and water efficiency

• Waste management

• Biodiversity

Property’s Green Action

We aim to reduce energy usage per hotel room. We implement water reduction methods that do not affect the guest experience. We support Fair Trade practices. We also increase procurement of food and beverage grown and produced locally and minimize the procurement of overharvested or endangered species of both plants and animals.

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Coast Coal Harbour Hotel

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 4

Green Tourism Silver

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Hyatt Regency Vancouver

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 5

Property’s Green Action

We think of ourselves as guests of this planet, and are committed to doing our part to take care of it. Challenges like climate change and water scarcity create risks for people and the environment, as well as for our hotel. We are committed to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, use less water, produce less waste and make more environmentally responsible purchasing decisions. We have set goal to reduce water use per guest night and to elevate our recycling efforts.

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Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 4

Property’s Green Action

We aim to reduce energy usage per hotel room. We implement water reduction methods that do not affect the guest experience. We support Fair Trade practices. We also increase procurement of food and beverage grown and produced locally and minimize the procurement of overharvested or endangered species of both plants and animals.

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Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 4

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The Westin Grand, Vancouver

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 4

Property’s Green Action

We aim to reduce energy usage per hotel room. We implement water reduction methods that do not affect the guest experience. We support Fair Trade practices. We also increase procurement of food and beverage grown and produced locally and minimize the procurement of over-harvested or endangered species of both plants and animals.

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Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 4

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Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 4

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Executive Hotel Le Soleil

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 3

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Georgian Court Hotel

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 3

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Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 4

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Sandman Suites Vancouver-Davie

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 3

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Executive Hotel Vintage Park Vancouver

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 4

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Pan Pacific Vancouver

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 4

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La Grande Résidence at The Sutton Place Hotel

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 4

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 4

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Best Western Plus Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 4

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Rosellen Suites at Stanley Park

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 3

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The Burrard Hotel

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 3

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